When you notice that you have burned the bottom of your iron, the first thing you want to do is unplug it.
If the scorched fabric can’t be removed in one piece from the bottom of the iron, use a pair of tweezers or wooden chopsticks to extract small bits of melted material from the soleplate after the iron has fully cooled down.
The appliance would not perform well if you don’t remove all the burnt fabric from it.
Don’t lose hope! you can clean your scorched Iron by using these household products & the simplest tricks:
Hack 1: The jack-of-all solution: Vinegar!
Vinegar can be the best solution for very stubborn scorched marks.
Heat a little amount of vinegar up to moderate temperature.
Submerge a cotton swab in this liquid and gently rub it on the scorched spot of the Iron.
If vinegar is not sufficient, you can few tablespoons of salt in this liquid or baking soda.
Thoroughly stir the mixture.
Repeat step 2 with a new cotton swab.
Continue this step until the mark is gone.
Wipe the iron clean with a water-dipped cloth.
Let the Iron dry out before using.
Never forget to wear protective gloves before doing the cleaning to avoid any skin allergies.
Here are a few homemade tips by which you can clean your Iron Box easily.
Hack 1: Any Useless tablet at your home with acetaminophen can get the job done!
You might have never expected one of the best hacks for burnt residue iron cleaning: Expired or Useless Tablets!
Well, you don’t need to stick to any specific brand name for this one.
A good acetaminophen tablet will do it.
For applying this tablet, Firstly, Start the Iron at its highest setting.
Press the pill directly onto the burnt area once it’s wet.
The pill will melt and transform into a gel that will dissolve at the spot that has been burned, and remove the stain.
Of course, protecting your fingers is essential.
So, when you use this method, wear an oven mitt or heat-protecting gloves.
Don’t try to hold the pill with pliers or tweezers, just one slip and you could end up scratching the iron, and there’s no remedy of undoing it!
So, All you have to do is wear something to keep your hands secure and you’re all set!
Hack 2: A Handmade Paste of Baking Soda can do wonders!
Baking soda works like magic for cleaning every utensil around you from ovens to dishwashers. It can clean the iron as well.
How to make a Paste of Baking Soda:
• Take two tablespoons of baking soda.
• One tablespoon of water.
• Mix it well and your stain-fighting paste is ready!
How do we do it?
• On the iron plate, gently brush it around but try not to get the baking soda in the steam holes.
• If some of the paste goes into the holes, do not forget to clean it out very well!
•In the next step, We have provided a cleaning hack for that too.